Horseheads Elementary Schools
Welcome to Pre - Kindergarten


The Horseheads Central School District has a full-day pre-kindergarten program based on a developmental approach to learning. It is center-based and promotes the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child. We work to promote school readiness, independence, self-esteem, and self-confidence. The district also coordinates a half-day program in a local daycare center.

The pre-kindergarten program is funded by a grant from New York State. To be eligible, a student must turn four on or before December 1, and the student's primary residence must be in the district. There are a limited number of full- and half-day spots available. Registration is held in the spring prior to the start of the school year. For more information on how to register for this program, contact Karen McLain at 739-5601, x4251 or

Our subject areas include:


Language Arts – Little Treasures

  • Recognize letter names
  • Recognizing and interpreting familiar signs and symbols
  • Labeling drawings with letters or words
  • Use sound or invented spelling to spell independently
  • Sharing drawings with peers and adults
  • Reading and writing own name


Math – Everyday Math

  • Counting (1-20)
  • Graphing
  • Basic shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle)
  • Patterning
  • Calendar activities
  • Problem solving
  • Sorting/grouping
  • Number recognition (1-10)



  • Printing letters and numerals
  • Printing name
  • Tracing
  • Drawing


Teachers: Kimberly Balliet, Amy Buchanan, Susan Fazzary, Anna Fuksman, Jillian Mastronardi, Laurie Pica, Kristy Shutter, Kim Stoltzfus



Horseheads Central School District

One Raider Lane
Horseheads, NY 14845

Dr. Thomas J. Douglas
Superintendent of Schools


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